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MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 2:00am PDT
of senator mcconnell, he was the butt of a joet by president obama at this weekend's white house correspondents' dinner >>> some folks still don't think i spend enough time with congress. why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell, they ask. really? why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell. >>> the kentucky republican's campaign tweeted this picture of a senator at a bar with a beer sitting next to an empty stool with with a glass of red wine. no word if the president plans to take him up on that drink. that's your morning's dish of scrambled politics >>> parts of eastern iowa are dealing with severe weather, hail ranging from pea size to two inches fell in waterloo causing millions of dollars of damage to cars. that hail left covering that in some places looked more like snow. speaking of snow, this is bill karins with the weather. >>> you know what's coming. >> it is almost may. give me a break. >> it was so nice in some areas of the country. it wasn't very nice from d.c. to southern new england. we are looking at a warm end of april in the middle of the country and t
CBS
May 4, 2013 5:00am PDT
®. ♪ >>> cal pan is known for playing kumar and for a role in "house." he also worked in the obama white house and now he is hosting "the big brain theory" on the discovery channel. back in the '80s the best minds in this country were called upon to create a missile defense system. untold millions were spent on a system nicknamed star wars. but it never quite worked. at the time scientists compared to shooting a bullet with a bullet, an insanely difficult task. and that insanely difficult task is your next challenge. >> no way. >> your challenge is to build a device that can be remotely controlled from inside your bufrpger to hit that missile in the air. >> feeling like she did, no way! good morning. >> good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> it s it's exciting. it is dorky tv. >> so what exactly is the premise? >> the premise is basically top chef for engineers. and so we have ten young american engineers and a set of cooking they have to come up with solutions to crazy engineering challenge that's have real world applications. >> and the contestants are from all walks of
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
charges. white house officials tell me that president obama has been made aware of this arrest. at this point, they are not releasing any other reaction. this all started in the dates after the boston bombing. that is when these ricin-laced letters were intercepted at an offsite mail facility. so they never got close to president obama or to members of congress. obviously added to the tension here in the nation's capital. >> quickly, before you let you get out of here, elvis imperson negotiate, sounds like the beginnings of a farrelly brothers' movie plot. what is that about? >> the rivalry seems to be long and complicated and involves a number of different sort of fights between the two men. i can tell you in one instance, the elvis impersonator, paul kevin curtis, claimed to be a part of -- a society called mensa society, basically for people who have high iq scores. well, dutschke took exception too that. -- exception to that. he called curtis out on that, said you are not being truthful about this . so, that is one of the fights the two had. hard to pinpoint where their dis
CBS
Apr 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >>> welcome back to "cbs this morning." president obama had some fun saturday night at the white house correspondents' dinner. he also got revenge on his critics. later we'll take you to the dinner. >>> plus the boxing coach says he knows what may have changed the course of tamerlan's life. the result may have led to the boston marathon attack. that's ahead. >>> last night "60 minutes" did something it's never done in its 45-year program. the program interviewed a serial killer. he's known as an angel of death. he's confessed to killing between 30 and 40 patients injecting them with drugs. >> how did you choose who you were going to give this medication to? >> it's hard for me to go back in time and think about what things were running through my mind at the time. >> was it personal? >> no, no. >> did you get pleasure out of it? satisfaction? >> no. i mean i -- i -- i had thought that -- that people weren't suffering anymore, so in a sense, i thought i was helping. >> cullen suggested several times that his actions were merciful but his evidence doesn't suppor
CNN
Apr 29, 2013 1:00am PDT
and other issues. i'll take that up with ross douthat. and president obama takes on some jabs at the media last night's white house correspondents dinner, including a website that's been getting a lot of buzz. >> the media landscape is changing so rapidly. you can't keep up with it. i mean, i remember when buzz feed was just something i did in college around 2:00 a.m. >> but shoot press corps be yucking it up with the white house gang and all chose celebrities? i'm howard kurtz, and this is "reliable sources." >>> the coverage of the boston bombing took a sharp turn this week as the narrative turned to the motivation of the tsarnaev brothers and whether the federal authorities had mangled the case. there was some angry talk about muslims, as much of the media world picked sides, pointed fingers and engaged in ideological snipe iing. >> we might want to rethink how we say do we want to allow any more muslim students into this country? take a period of time two years, three years, four years and just stop that from happening? >> i think we should also have to examine the use of drones on the
CNN
Apr 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
news, the white house correspondents' dinner where president obama is usually the headliner, but not at the so-called nerd prom. that's when you call team coco. last night conan o'brien closed out the dinner where hollywood meets washington for a night of laughs. but it was conan's, the question was conan's routine as funny as the others we've seen recently. here are some highlights. >> ladies and gentlemen, let's get going. right here at the start, i'll share something with you people and this doesn't leave this room. i say this with absolute confidence because we're on c-span. who doesn't love c-span? seriously. an entire channel shot with the backup camera on a ford explorer. congratulations to c-span to win the bid to broadcast this event. they narrowly beat out and the hilton hotel how to check out channel. that's right. the hilton. it's great to be here at the hilton. is it just me or time to stop using priceline to book this event. no, i love the hilton. i love the hilton's motto, sorry, the radisson was booked. you know, i was worried because of the sequester we woul
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 1:00am PDT
submitted tens of thousands of signatures to the white house asking for president obama to get directly involved personally to fix the problem. now as of today a huge majority of the senate, 67 senators, have written to the president, calling for the same thing. they're asking for the president to take, quote, direct action and involvement to end the va backlog, saying our joy at their return must be reflected in commitment to helping all who served. we respectfully ask you to find a solution that ensures that no veterans are stuck in the va backlog. 67 senators. 67! everybody from dick durbin and tammy baldwin to john cornyn and orrin hatch. 67 senators asking for the president to wade into this problem at the va. this is one to watch in terms of the white house response to this especially, and it is especially one to watch because at the same time this is happening up on capitol hill, yet more top people at the va are all of a sudden out of a job. the chief technology officer left last month, then chief of staff at the agency left as well. the chief information officer also left last
CNN
Apr 28, 2013 5:00am PDT
night only president obama becomes comedian in chief. he was a hit last night during the annual white house correspondents' dinner. it's a chance for the president to acknowledge journalists, us, executives with praise and insults. and there was no one offlimits. >> and without further adieu, i'd like to introduce the president of the united states. ♪ >> thank you. thank you everybody. how do you like my new entrance music? rush limbaugh warned you about this, second term, baby. we're changing things around here a little bit. actually, my advisors were a little worried about the new rap entrance music. they are a little more traditional. they suggested that i should start with some jokes at my own expense. just take myself down a peg. i was like, guys, after four and a half years, how many pegs are there left? i want to thank the white house correspondents, ed, you're doing an outstanding job. we are grateful for the great work you've done. to all the dignitaries who are here, everybody i especially want to say thank you to ray who does outstanding service for our country and all ou
MSNBC
May 3, 2013 6:00am PDT
republican on the foreign relations committee senator bob corker wants president obama to explain reports that the cia has delivered millions of dollars to harmid karzai in a letter to the white house. if the reports are true and indicates a an incoherent policy towards afghanistan. >>> also, it's official hawaiian democratic congresswoman hanabusa get the job. not just hanabusa making moves. busy week in senate news. check out our website, rundown.msnbc.com. we're back with more "daily rundown." >>> live pictures before we go. opening bell ringing on wall street. the markets responding. responding well to the april's jobs report. surprisingly strong number compared when analysts were expecting 175,000 jobs were added. unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008. the economy has created an average of compare that to an average of 138,000 over the previous six months. >>> coming up here on "daily rundown" the jobless rate at a four-year low as we noted. get reaction today from the white house. >>> plus, as the national rifle association annual convention gets under way, presid
MSNBC
May 2, 2013 7:00am PDT
to be with you. >>> taking you to a developing story now. live pictures at the rose garden at the white house. president obama is announcing the nomination of penny pritzger. let's listen in. >> we know he's going to be extraordinary leading that institution. but today i'm in a position to nominate two extraordinary individuals to continue the work of ron and becky as key members of my economic team. as i said in my state of the union address, when it comes to growing our economy and our middle class, we should focus on three things. number one, making sure america's a magnet for good jobs. number two, helping workers earn the skills they need to get those jobs, and number three, making sure their hard work actually leads to a decent living. both these individuals share that focus. first, i'm not naming penny pritzger to serve as my secretary of commerce. now, penny is one of our country's most distinguished business leaders. she's got more than 25 years of management experience in industries including real estate, finance, and hospitality. >> when he says hospitality, she's from the hyatt ho
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
ago in may vice president biden surprised the white house on "meet the press" saying he was absolutely comfortable with same-sex marriage. that same week president obama said same-sex couples should be able to get married. the president made inauguration history by agrees addressing gay rights in the speech. >> the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal is the star that guides us still. just as it guided our forebearers to seneca falls and stonewall. >> in "sports illustrated," collins refers to that speech saying the more people who speak out, the better. gay or straight. this ahead of the supreme court arguments on prop 8 and the defense of marriage act, rob portman was the first sitting senator to voice support after he learned his son, will, is gay. he was followed by mark kirk and dozens of democrats had a chase to avoid being the last on the democratic side. the supreme court arguments put a spotlight on the issue as polling showed a shift on major during the obama pedestrian. why is this announcement a dig deal? they were ahead of the durve and the civil rights
ABC
Apr 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
life in prison. robin? >> one bizarre twist after another. >> that is a stiff penalty. >>> to the white house, where president obama is facing new calls for military action in syria, after releasing evidence last week that the assad regime has used chemical weapons. abc's jon karl is tracking that from the white house. the white house is considering stepping up military involvement if the evidence is confirmed. >> reporter: that's right, george. the official line is that all options are on the table. but senior officials have made it clear that ground troops are not going to happen. they're looking at arming the rebels, targeted air strikes or a no-fly zone. i wouldn't expect to see any of these any time soon. the evidence needs to be corroborated. even once that happens this is a white house that is determined not to rush into any stepped-up military involvement. >> it could take several weeks. >>> on a much lighter note, the white house correspondents' dinner over the weekend. the president is really honing his standup skills. take a look. >> i understand, second term, need a burst of
MSNBC
May 2, 2013 6:00am PDT
cartels. >> nbc's peter alexander is live at the white house for us. this is president obama's first trip to mexico to meet the new president. what is the administration hoping to accomplish on this trip? >> reporter: that's a good point that you make. the first conversation the two are going to have face to face. among the issues that will be spoken about in the course of their conversations this evening of course with mexican president enrique pena nieto. security has potential of overshadowing other topics because since pena nieto came into power in december, he's pressed to end the mexican access granted to u.s. agencies fighting drug trafficking and organized crime which is a shift from his predecessor. the issue of trade is important. one the white house wants to focus. one of the advisers to the president telling us yesterday that they hope specifically to focus on enormous commercial relationship between the two countries. >> real quick, an announcement today? >> announcement of a longtime friend of the president dating back to the 1990s was national finance chair in 2008 and she
ABC
May 4, 2013 4:00am PDT
on syrian state media. here in costa rica where the president is traveling no comment from the white house referring all questions to the israelis. as tensions rise in the middle east, president obama did tell reporters he's keeping all options open. but he is being careful because of prior mistakes, he says, made by moving too quickly in the middle east and he is reluctant to send in american troops. >> i do not foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in syria, american boots on the ground in syria would not only be good for america, but also would be good for syria. >> reporter: the president saying here in costa rica, he is ready to apply every pressure point to syria. bianna and dan. >> a major challenge facing this administration right now, jim avila traveling with the president. thank you. >>> a lot of other news developing overnight. for that as always it's mr. ron claiborne. good morning, sir. >> good morning, mr. dan harris and bianna golodryga. good morning, america. we begin with that routine traffic stop that turned into a deadly shootout. police in ohio released this d
CBS
May 3, 2013 7:00am PDT
at least as it concerns background checks president obama will work this issue well and continue to work. the white house believes there is polling data that for some of the senators that voted against the background check amendment the first time they can change their minds, that is something the white house is trying to do. >> senator manchin wants to do something, struggling to find a way to come back. >> absolutely. you see families putting pressure on the democratic senators. that's why the white house remains hopeful? >> reporter: the big question the white house has to answer does it use the same background check language and apply more political pressure and hope it can win, or does it change the language to attract senators that disliked the first time. they hope it will work to their advantage in 2014 and that's a fact that the white house must consider as it looks to legislation and the underlying politics. norah and charlie. >> major garrett, thanks. >>> unemployment hitting a four-year low. the jobless rate went down to 7.5%. employers added 165,000 j
MSNBC
Apr 28, 2013 5:00am PDT
of white voters that voted for obama this time around. latinos, maybe next time around, are not -- not going to be that happy with the democratic party. they haven't been that party with the obama administration at all. so -- it is kind of -- kind of -- oh, latinos are automatically going to vote one way or another. these guys need to earn people's votes. both the democrats and the republicans. and that takes a lot of effort on the ground and doing your homework. and -- showing the party, you know, showing the people that, you know, you care. i think that has been definitely a challenge for the conservative party for the republican party and so there is a lot of homework to be done. especially there latino community. >> democrats get angry when i say that. the idea that inevitable march of democrats to victory, it is somewhat foolish. we have seen this before. talking about this before. people talking about the coalition roosevelt brought about in the '30s would never break apart. it did break apart in the is he 60s. democrats need to think about how to keep voters toge
CNN
Apr 29, 2013 2:00am PDT
in the western hemisphere, and the third tallest in the world. >>> it's payback for president obama. the commander in chief got a chance to give his critics a few well-placed dinner at the white house correspondents' dinner. conan o'brien was the emcee and lots of stars were in attendance at the nerd prom as it's known. here's some of what the president had to say. >> even after all this time i still make rookie mistakes. like i'm out in california, at a fund-raiser, having a nice time. i happen to mention that kamela harris is the best looking attorney in the country. as you can imagine, i got in trouble when i got back home. who knew eric holder was so sensitive. >> you remember a few months ago my administration put out a photograph of me going skeet shooting at camp david? you remember that? and quite a number of people insisted that this had been photo shopped. but tonight i have something to confess -- you were right. guys k we show them the actual photo? we were just trying to tone it down a little bit. i went to the opening of the bush presidential library in dallas. it was
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 2:00am PDT
. and remember when president obama joked about getting a drink with senator mitch mcconnell at the white house correspondents' dinner? mitch mcconal is returning the laugh and he is ready to accept. waiting for the president. >> thank you very much, chriine. 41 minutes past the hour. more on that groundbreaking announcement from nba player jason collins. in his essay yesterday for "sports illustrated" he said, i didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major american team sport. but since i am, i'm happy to the start the i had my way, someon would have already done this. nobody has, which is why i'm raising my hand. the 34-year-old has gotten support from all corners of the sports world. from nba commissioner david stern to former teammates. so let's talk about the reaction with mike golic and mike greenberg the mosts of "mike & mike" on espn radio and espn2. they're joining us this morning. collins is the first active player in a major u.s. sport to come out. how big of a deal is this? >> well, it's both an enormous deal and i think no big deal at all. with regard to th
CNN
May 2, 2013 6:00am PDT
the president obama announcing his nominations. don lothian is standing by live at the white house. christine romans is here with us. both of these people, friends of the president, right? >> they are. i think you have seen the president very comfortable appointing people to cabinet positions who he has a long relationship with. penny going back to his days in chicago. she was born in chicago. and she was part of the preside president's -- this is someone who the president is very comfortable with. mike froman is someone he has known since he was a young man in law school. they were classmates together. he's been there with the president when it comes to these tough issues. the g 20 and g 8 as well. president obama rounding out the cabinet positions with people he thinks are best for the job and people he knows on a personal level. >> tell us how these two will affect the economy if they're confirmed. >> you're the person who is the point person around the world for the president. mike froman is the one who did all the work before you get there. he is someone who is known around the world for
NBC
Apr 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
to a white house official. mayor anthony fox will run the department and will be president obama's first black nominee to the cap net in his second term. yet again this morning in south and that takes the past week's death toll to around 200. two car bombs detonated in one in another city, a car bomb >>> now let's go to jackie deangelis at the new york stock exchange. boeing's 787 dream liner is back more than to incidence of >>> at the box office, pain and gain taking the number one spot before the debut here in the u.s. this weekend. >>> new york's tallest building the skyscraper is rising up into the place where the twin towers were destroyed on 9/11. a beautiful sight to behold. it will have great say. >> mr. roker is here with a >> we had wild weather over the a lot of flooding and amazing sugarland, texas with the houston alone, 150 high water roof collapse and buildings franklin, tennessee, talking here's what's going on in the 30.8 feet, and over the next 72 hours, we expect to top out at below what they expected and hopefully all that sandbagging will hold. we will get to the lo
CBS
May 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
ovulation so there's an important distinction there. >> chip reid thank you. >>> president obama leaves tomorrow for costa rica. yesterday he held a wide-ranging news conference. bill plante is at the white house. good morning, bill. >> good morning, charlie. good morning norah. the gun bill sale the sequester appears here to stay and immigration reform is still a glimmer of hope largely because the president has stayed out of it. so here's the way the question was put to him yesterday. do you still have the juice to get anything done. with congress out of session, republicans were out of position to respond as the president charged that the lack of progress on big issues is the fault of members of congress unable to look beyond re-election. >> their base thinks that compromise with me is somehow a betrayal. they're worried about primaries, and i understand all that. >> even some democrats have expressed concern about implications of the president's signature health care bill. >> if you already got health insurance, then that part of obama care that affects you,
MSNBC
Apr 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
partisan republicans was the buddy embrace with obama in the hour of crisis. how has the president and white house done since then? >> another president has kept every promise that he made. the fact is that is what i was saying at the time. i was asked at the time how is the president doing and i said he is doing a good job. he has kept his word. so everybody knows that i have about 95% level of disagreement with barack obama on issues of principle and philosophy, but the fact is we have a job to do and what peep expect from people they elect is to do their job and why they hate washington so much and you know that, john. they hate washington because many don't care about getting the job done. they care about arguing and building right and the president is guilty of that and the congress is guilty of. what we did at the time was we saw suffering together. when you see that you will step up and be responsible or you're not. we stepped up and were responsible together. since that time i have to say everything they promised they would do, they have done and so i don't have any complai
CNN
May 1, 2013 4:00am PDT
in several cities across the country including seattle, new york and los angeles. >>> president obama is expecting to nominate tom wheeler as the next chairman of the federal communications division. wheeler was a top fundraiser for the president's reelection campaign. the white house describes wheeler as an experienced leader that shares the commitment to enhancing competition and insuring investment. >>> how did a memphis police cruiser end up like this? >> it is quite a picture. >> we are told theophiluser wof attempting to pull over. the wonderful thing is no one was injured. it is a crazy picture. >>> ahead on "starting point" i am not a murderer. amanda knox telling the world her side of the story and talking about how she was portrayed by the international media. that is next. you're watching "starting point." [ other merv ] welcome back to the cleaning games. [ merv ] mr. clean magic eraser extra power was three times faster on permanent marker. it looks like mr. clean has won everything. the cleaning games are finished? and so are we. [ male announcer ] clean more, work less,
CBS
May 1, 2013 7:00am PDT
. there seems to be mixed messages coming from the white house. syrian opposition members say they know of no plans to arm these syrian rebels on the ground but we are also hearing that president obama seemed to indicate in his press conference yesterday that the use of chemical weapons has not been explored enough and that it raises more questions really than it answers. >> what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of syria but we don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them. we don't have a chain of custody that establishes what exactly happened. >> reporter: as the president spoke more video emerged online of people claiming to have been exposed to chemical weapons. as with all such claims thus far they are impossible to verify. that has not stopped panic from spreading inside syria where fears of a large scale chemical attack are growing. in a letter attained by margaret brennan, the leader of the free syrian army asked president obama for support from the u.s. in dealing with the threat of chemical weapons. and warned that the cos
CNN
May 3, 2013 6:00am PDT
've been talking about for so many months now, perhaps unemployment picture could be rosier. so the white house out with this statement, i'll point out to you, carol, a number of republicans have put out their own statements already, saying they believe the picture wiould be better if obama care weren't in place, if taxes were in a different place. each side is seeing their own political advantage in these numbers, but for americans, what this really means, a, a better picture on jobs and more stalemate in washington, carol. >> we want to talk more about that bottom line. are you right. the jobs numbers matter to real people out there. christine romans, a business guru, alison kosik at the new york stock exchange. you will continue to be with us from mexico. stephen moore from the wall street journal on the phone with us. jessica was mentioning this, the statement from the white house, bottom, it says in talking about the numbers. it's important not to read too much into any one monthly report and informative to consider each report in the context of other data that will be coming availab
NBC
Apr 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
obama will hold his first press conference, marking the first 100 days of his second term today and he will be taking questions on a wide range of issues. nbc's chief white house correspondent, chuck todd is in the briefing room for us. as i understand it not one of those occasions where the president is expected to come out and deliver a piece of news. >> that's right, savannah. if you think about just the last 15 days, when you have the boston marathon investigation, those bombings are continuing. you have this sequester standoff over the airports and faa funding. and then now throw in the issue with syria, there's a lot on the table. is white houses love to have press conferences when congress is out of town. congress happens to be out of town this week so they get washington and the spin cycle to themselves. so, put all that together and the fact that this is that -- one of those mythical markers that the white house claims they don't follow but they just happen to schedule a press conference today, the first 100 dives that second term. and you have all of it coming together for a
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